Use of a Pediatric Cardiovascular Nursing Consortium for Development and Evaluation of Quality Measures: The C4-MNP Experience
The purpose of the Phase II study was to identify and develop standardized measures representative of pediatric nursing care of the cardiovascular patient for benchmarking within freestanding children’s hospitals. The results of this process yielded 10 measure eligible for testing across freestanding children’s hospitals. Five of the measures were structural: health of the work environment, overall years of nursing experience, BSN education, nursing certification, and nursing staff turnover. The remaining give measures were patient-focused process, outcome, and balancing measures: weight gain within 72 hours of discharge, feeding safety, utilization of early warning scores, pain scores decreased within 60 minutes, device-related pressure ulcers.